Songs Made Easy

Songs Made Easy

Our Songs Made Easy lessons are stripped-down versions of the songs you love! We take out everything but the simple basic chords, so any beginner can play along. If a song has multiple guitar parts, we create a single guitar version so that you can play by yourself.

For intermediate players there's a more complete lesson for each of these songs in the Master List section.

info title artist style difficulty instructor
Lynyrd Skynyrd acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Lynyrd Skynyrd rock Caren Armstrong
Eagles rock Mike Olekshy
Poison rock Caren Armstrong
Ed Sheeran acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Beatles acoustic Caren Armstrong
R.E.M. acoustic Caren Armstrong
Soul Asylum acoustic Caren Armstrong
Bad Moon Rising (Made Easy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic Caren Armstrong
Seal acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Rolling Stones rock Mike Olekshy
Billy Ray Cyrus country Caren Armstrong
The Who acoustic Mike Olekshy
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
B.B. King blues Caren Armstrong
Boston rock Mike Olekshy
Eric Clapton blues Caren Armstrong
El Paso (Made Easy)
Marty Robbins
Marty Robbins country Caren Armstrong
Deep Purple rock Mike Olekshy
Don Henley rock Anders Mouridsen
Jewel acoustic Caren Armstrong
Wild Horses (Made Easy)
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones acoustic Mike Olekshy
George Harrison acoustic Caren Armstrong
Rihanna acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Rolling Stones blues Caren Armstrong
The Dixie Chicks country Caren Armstrong
Soggy Bottom Boys bluegrass Mike Olekshy
John Hiatt acoustic Caren Armstrong
Proud Mary (Made Easy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic Caren Armstrong
Lucky Man (Made Easy)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Rolling Stones acoustic Mike Olekshy
Pearl Jam acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Prine country Caren Armstrong
The Who acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Rolling Stones rock Caren Armstrong
Jimmy Reed blues Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
Patsy Cline country Caren Armstrong
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
T-Bone Walker blues Caren Armstrong
Eagles acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Knack rock Mike Olekshy
Fleetwood Mac acoustic Mike Olekshy
Lord Huron acoustic Mike Olekshy
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Wooly Bully (Made Easy)
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs rock Dave Celentano
Boston rock Mike Olekshy
Linda Ronstadt acoustic Caren Armstrong
Eddie Money rock Mike Olekshy
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
John Hiatt acoustic Caren Armstrong
Bonnie Raitt rock Caren Armstrong
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy

Easy Songs

Our Easy Songs section features full versions of songs that are good for beginner and intermediate players. Some songs will have more difficult techniques like barre chords and basic fingerpicking, so if you're an absolute beginner you might want to start with the Songs Made Easy songs first.

info title artist style difficulty instructor
Lynyrd Skynyrd acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Johnny Cash country Mike Olekshy
Nirvana rock Henrik Linde
The Animals rock Christopher Schlegel
Muddy Waters blues Henrik Linde
Sam Cooke acoustic Caren Armstrong
Father And Son
Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens acoustic Douglas Showalter
Poison rock Michael Elsner
Beethoven classical Christopher Schlegel
Breaking the Law
Judas Priest
Judas Priest metal Douglas Showalter
Blink-182 rock Mike Olekshy
Jet rock Geoff Earley
Nirvana rock Henrik Linde
Anticipation
Carly Simon
Carly Simon acoustic Dave Celentano
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival rock Anders Mouridsen
Hey There Delilah
Plain White T`s
Plain White T`s acoustic Douglas Showalter
Bring It On Home
Sonny Boy Williamson
Sonny Boy Williamson blues Tom Finch
Polly
Nirvana
Nirvana acoustic Mike Olekshy
Takin' Care Of Business
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Bachman-Turner Overdrive rock Tom Finch
T Rex rock Mike Olekshy
Johnny Cash acoustic Caren Armstrong
Traditional Any Style Christopher Schlegel
Drive
Incubus
Incubus rock Michael Eisenstein
Me & Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin acoustic Lisa McCormick
Nirvana rock Mike Olekshy
Batman Theme
The Ventures
The Ventures surf Neal Walter
Judas Priest metal Douglas Showalter
ABC
The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5 funk & soul Sharon Aguilar
Beethoven classical Christopher Schlegel
Five Hundred Miles
Peter, Paul, and Mary
Peter, Paul, and Mary acoustic Henrik Linde
Blitzkrieg Bop
The Ramones
The Ramones rock Henrik Linde
No Rain
Blind Melon
Blind Melon rock Douglas Showalter
America acoustic Caren Armstrong
Wild Thing
The Troggs
The Troggs rock Lawrence Katz
Death Cab for Cutie acoustic Douglas Showalter
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley rock Henrik Linde
Chuck Berry rock Anders Mouridsen
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley rock Anders Mouridsen
I Put A Spell On You
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival rock Anders Mouridsen
Surfin' Safari
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys surf Mike Olekshy
Louie Louie
Motorhead
Motorhead rock Henrik Linde
Closing Time
Semisonic
Semisonic rock Henrik Linde
Personal Jesus
Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode rock Mike Olekshy
Blur rock Henrik Linde
Songbird
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Ramones rock Mike Olekshy
The Romantics rock Lawrence Katz
Brick House
The Commodores
The Commodores funk & soul Andy Gurley
Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes
The Marvelettes acoustic Caren Armstrong
Surrender
Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick rock Douglas Showalter
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson country Andy Gurley
Sor classical Christopher Schlegel
Hank Williams country Andy Gurley
Happy Birthday to You
Mildred and Patty Hill
Mildred and Patty Hill acoustic Lisa McCormick
Traditional classical Christopher Schlegel
Traditional jazz Christopher Schlegel
Cinderella rock Mike Olekshy
Alabama country Mike Olekshy
Dumb
Nirvana
Nirvana rock Henrik Linde
Rebel Rouser
Duane Eddy
Duane Eddy rock Hunter Perrin
Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Soft Cell rock Mike Olekshy
Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran rock Henrik Linde
Mozart classical Christopher Schlegel
Backwater
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets rock Douglas Showalter
Traditional classical Christopher Schlegel
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
The Twist
Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker rock Dave Celentano
Sex And Candy
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground rock Mike Olekshy
I Ran
Flock Of Seagulls
Flock Of Seagulls rock Douglas Showalter
My Girl
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones funk & soul Anders Mouridsen
How Forever Feels
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney country Mike Olekshy
Runaround
Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler rock Anders Mouridsen
Mony Mony
Billy Idol
Billy Idol rock Lawrence Katz
Low
Cracker
Cracker rock Douglas Showalter
The Animals rock Henrik Linde
Without You
Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Rock Show
Blink-182
Blink-182 rock Mike Olekshy
Johnny Cash country Caren Armstrong
Randy Travis country Mike Olekshy
Johnny Cash country Mike Olekshy
Voodoo
Godsmack
Godsmack rock Mike Olekshy
Rape Me
Nirvana
Nirvana rock Henrik Linde
Johnny Cash country J.D. Jarrell
It's My Life
Eric Burdon & The Animals
Eric Burdon & The Animals rock Henrik Linde
The Four Tops funk & soul Sharon Aguilar
Superfreak
Rick James
Rick James funk & soul Andy Gurley
Willie Nelson country Andy Gurley
Wide Open Road
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash country Caren Armstrong
Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
Dave Van Ronk
Dave Van Ronk acoustic Caren Armstrong
Paganini classical Christopher Schlegel
Tchaikovsky classical Christopher Schlegel
The Toyes world music Mike Olekshy
Elvis Costello country Mike Olekshy
Gene Autry acoustic Caren Armstrong
Flaming Groovies rock Lawrence Katz
Tubthumping
Chumbawumba
Chumbawumba rock Henrik Linde
Pretty Flamingo
Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann rock Mike Olekshy
Superman
R.E.M.
R.E.M. rock Geoff Earley
His Hand in Mine
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley acoustic Mike Olekshy
Human Fly
The Cramps
The Cramps rock Andy Gurley
Everclear rock Mike Olekshy
Fancy
Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry acoustic Sharon Aguilar
Travis Tritt country Mike Olekshy
Ode to Billy Joe
Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry country Mike Olekshy
Wonderful
Everclear
Everclear rock Anders Mouridsen
I Got Stripes
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash country Anders Mouridsen
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard country Andy Gurley
War world music Hunter Perrin
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Follow
Richie Havens
Richie Havens acoustic Douglas Showalter
Talk To Me
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks rock Mike Olekshy
The Ramones rock Mike Olekshy
Filter rock Henrik Linde
Holiday acoustic Caren Armstrong
Robert Palmer rock Andy Gurley
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Johnny Otis rock Lee Wanner
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
I Wanna Testify
Parliament
Parliament funk & soul Douglas Showalter
Why I'm Here
Oleander
Oleander rock Michael Elsner
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Levitate
Lisa McCormick
Lisa McCormick acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick